Avenatti, who also represents porn star Stormy Daniels in her case against President Trump, had been under increasing pressure to make public the name of his client amid the allegations against Kavanaugh.
The lawyer Michael Avenatti on Wednesday identified another accuser of Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, Washington, D.C, resident Julie Swetnick. She had worked for several government agencies, including the U.S. Mint and the State Department, and had held security clearances, she said.
Swetnick is the third woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.
A new accuser against Brett Kavanaugh said the Supreme Court nominee took part in efforts during high school to get girls intoxicated so that a group of boys could have sex with them.
The onetime girlfriend of Mark Judge, who is alleged by Christine Blasey Ford to have been present while Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, has emerged as a pivotal if hidden figure in this whole affair - and now she's prepared to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Judiciary Committee about what she knows, according to a letter from her lawyer that I've obtained.
In a phone call between the nominee and some judiciary members on Tuesday afternoon, Kavanaugh described one of the allegations made against him as "an orchestrated hit", and made multiple references to the idea someone was trying to take him down.
Swetnick alleges that a "train" of boys would lure girls into bedrooms to be "gang raped", and that she recalls seeing Kavanaugh and Judge in line in the "train" of boys waiting to assault girls.
The senator said he will believe Kavanaugh when he says he has no connection to Swetnick until evidence emerges to show otherwise.
It's the third accusation against Kavanaugh, after the New Yorker, in a much-maligned piece lacking corroborating witnesses, reported Deborah Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when both were freshmen at Yale University.
Taylor Foy, a spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, told Fox News that lawyers for the committee are reviewing Swetnick's declaration. "I know a lot about her".
Kavanaugh denied the allegations in a statement issued by the White House. Kavanaugh has denied all accusations of sexual misconduct and claims to have been a virgin in high school.
In his tweet, he called Swetnick "courageous, fearless and honest" and asked that her privacy be respected.
The panel is expected to vote on the nomination Friday morning.
Ford and Kavanaugh are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
In a declaration, Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, said she observed Kavanaugh drinking excessively at house parties and engaging "in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls".
"Jake, I disagree completely with what you just said".